A tablescape of wine bottle candle holders. Great for evening weddings in the approaching cooler seasons. Plenty of other folks seem to have been inspired by this image; I traced it back through more than a half-dozen blogs and websites to its origin on This Is Glamorous (http://citified.blogspot.com). The photo is by Tom Mannion.
Looking for more table decorating tips? Take a look at 7 Tips for Designing Stylish Long Tablescapes on a Budget.
This glamorous backyard wedding tableau was designed by Southern California’s Bella Raines Garden Studio and the photography team of Lavender & Twine.
A pair of chic satin Badgley Mischka pumps inspired the scene, including the color scheme of white, silver, and emerald green.
The details include crystal chandeliers, beaded curtains, piles of white flowers, sparkly pillows, metallic chargers, chic menu design, crystal cut wine glasses and vases of mercury glass.
Source: The Sweetest Occasion
Flowers: Southern California’s Bella Raines Garden Studio
Photography: Lavender & Twine
Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Garland on the stairs. Source: Fiftyflowers.com
Long tables are very popular for wedding receptions at the moment, and they’re especially appropriate for small weddings. They engender an intimate atmosphere and promote conversation. Premiere Los Angeles florist Amy Child Marella, owner of The Hidden Garden Floral Studio, calls them “Feasting Tables”, and she offers some questions to think about when designing tablescapes for long tables (you might also want to take a look at our 7 Tips for Designing Stylish Long Tablescapes on a Budget):
1. What is the width of the table?
You want to make sure the table is wide enough to incorporate the dinner ware, glassware AND the flowers (or whatever your table centerpiece is) Most long tables come in 32 in widths, 40 inch widths or 48 inch widths. My personal preference is 40 inch wide. This gives the guests ample room for their service ware and the florist ample room for the arrangements without making the table seem too large. Keep it intimate…
2. How full do you want the table scape to be in the center?
This can come down to how many flowers/candles you would like in the center of the table. Should it be a consistent arrangement (as seen in photos below) or do you want a little more “space” between the designs? Are you serving family style so arrangements & food will be incorporated into the center – then your table scape needs to be a little less dense.
3. What is your budget?
Long table scapes can be much more costly than a traditional single piece for a round table. So be aware that there is more product put into filling the center of your 6 foot or 8 foot table. As you can see in our photos below this is a “lush” design of florals, candles and natural elements so our budget per table is rather high.
Take a look at our 7 Tips for Designing Stylish Long Tablescapes on a Budget